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Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
on israel, for example, and iran? or is it really, truthfully, a proxy fight for something else? >> well, look, i mean, there may be people in the senate who have legitimate disagreements with him on israel. he is pro-israel. has he been 100% pro-israel by the aipac standard? no, he hasn't been. but you know who hasn't been? that's president obama. he's the one that makes the middle east policy. the defense secretary is the one who is overseeing the fighting of wars. so pretty much by definition this shouldn't be about foreign policy and diplomacy but about war fighting. >> right. >> it does raise the question of whether it has something to do with president obama rather than chuck hagel. >> maybe just a bit. dana, i want to change the topic slightly because there is a slight chance, as you may know, that the american flag will revert to 49 stars. take a listen to this. >> lots of reasons we believe texas should leave the union, but basically it boils down to political freedom that we have lost, cultural freedom we have lost, and certainly the economy. >> now, dana, this is what the amer
Jan 31, 2013 1:00pm PST
the middle east, israel, or anywhere else. >> well, i can't give you an example. >> thank you. do you agree with me you shouldn't have said something like that? >> not to be outdone, freshman senator ted cruz played the new kid on the block going multimedia and playing a video of a collar to an al jazeera broadcast. >> the caller suggests that the nation of israel has committed war crimes, and your response to that was not to dispute that characterization. i'd like to ask you, do you think the nation of israel has committed war crimes? >> no, i do not. >> cruz also asked hagel to defend himself against an e-mail from that same broadcast and actually took a statement about the quote sickening slaughter in the middle east wildly out of context. senator cruz is certainly looking to be the next gop star. let's get right to our panel. msnbc political analyst jonathan alter joins me. a columnist for bloomberg view. in washington msnbc political analyst david corn of "mother jones" magazine. david, i want to start with you. we're going to come back to the newcomer ted cruz in just a moment, but th
Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm PST
on some of these controversial issues and comments that he brought up in the past, on iran, on israel, and he specifically says that hagel now understands the fact that israel is in a more endangered spot than it was, essentially acknowledging the administration's position which is that iran has gotten closer to acquiring nuclear weapons, so hagel basically telling schumer he would support unilateral action on iran, would not take any option off the table as it pertains to iran around understands some of his comments in the past about israel were in his words not appropriate, not well-stated. so i think a lot of people are going to be swayed by this decision that schumer has made and don't forget, martin, it's not just chuck schumer, it's also barbara boxer who has come out this week and said that she would support hagel's nomination for secretary of defense. so these key democrats coming out and saying they are, in fact, planning to back hagel. i think that is allowing the white house to breathe to some extent a sigh of relief, although administration officials say they always believ
Jan 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
ludicrous is because he hasn't been with mccain and lieberman an every vote in israel, not only is his anti-israel, he's anti-semitic. i think that shuts down any debate on the topic. >> had a change of heart as he was saying on the iraq war. and as peter binehart writes on the daily beast, the former vietnam rifleman realized that detached and self-interested elites were sending working class kids like himself to die in a war they couldn't defend. at the heart of the opposition to hagel is the fear he would do what republicans thus far have largely defended. bring america's experiences in the iraqi and afghanistan into the iran debate. isn't he right there? that basically they're worried that hagel won't be as bombastic as they'd like people to be in the government about iran. >> absolutely. we've seen this play out. is it valuable to have a soldier at the top of defense in commander in chief role or to have a non-soldier in charge of the military? and i've seen people say both sides. i've heard from a lot of soldiers this week, people who have served and said soldiers who people have seen war li
Jan 11, 2013 1:00pm PST
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Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)